SL vs NZ 2nd T20I: Taylor, Mendis and Grandhomme offer best value

Updated on: Sep 3, 2019 10:52 pm IST

  • After a dominating victory in the opening match of T20I against Sri Lanka, New Zealand is all set to lock horns in the next fixture with the host team. The exciting part is that the 2nd T20 will take place on the same ground as the first one and now that New Zealand has an upper hand in the game and some experienced on the ground they will definitely try to put some pressure on the opponents.

    Whereas, Malinga led team has quite an experience on this ground and the payers have some amazing records as well. So it will be interesting to watch if they remedy their past mistakes in the next fixture.

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    Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Key Players

    #1 Kusal Mendis

    One of the most promising batsmen of the Sri Lankan team and th world Kusal Mendis tried really hard to save his team from the demise in the opening T20I match in his home but the opposition was too god to be frail easily.

    Twenty20 Stats

    Total runs in the previous match: 79 in 53 balls

    Strike rate: 149.05

    Total runs T20I matches against New Zeland (2019): 96 runs

    Batting average: 48.00

    Strike rate: 133.33

    At Pallekele International Stadium

    Runs in total two matches: 101 runs 

    Batting average: 50.50

    Strike rate: 153.03

    Total runs in T20I on Sri Lankan ground (2016-2019): 242 runs in 9 innings

    Strike rate: 144.91

    #2 Ross Taylor

    The team’s experienced player hasn’t let anyone down and he finally led his team to a great winning in the opening match of T20I against Sri Lanka.

    Total runs in the previous match: 48 in 28 balls

    Strike rate: 157.14

    Twenty20 Stats

    Total runs in T20I on Sri Lankan ground (2009-2019): 275 runs in nine innings

    Batting average: 39.28

    Strike rate: 135.46

    #3 Colin de Grandhomme (All-rounder)

    The broad-shouldered batsman and a medium-paced bowler has already earned his spot in the playing XI as a batting allrounder. After scoring the second-highest runs in the team, Grandhomme has shown his capability of batting and now we may be able to watch his tough bowling.

    Batting Stats of T20I

    In the previous match: 44 runs in 28 balls

    Strike rate: 157.14

    Overall runs in 24 innings: 305 runs

    Strike rate: 148.78

    Bowling Stats

    Total wickets in 17 innings: 10






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